sound card

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  1. A

    Question Compability with a new HP EliteDesk 800 G2

    Hello, I am going to upgrade my very old PC to a renewed HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Tower PC. My main usages for the computer are gaming (COD, PUBG, BF) and programming (Python mainly). The specs for the renewed PC i found are as following: CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 (3.4GHz, 4 Cores) RAM: 16GB DDR4...
  2. S

    Question Dual-Box Streaming Sound Card and Performance Questions

    I have two PCs, one with a sound card and another with a capture card. I want to swap these two items, as the rig currently holding the capture card is more powerful and I want to use that to play the games while using the other to record/stream using the capture card. I am just wondering if...
  3. kaishlothon

    Question Why won't my SoundBlaster Audigy Rx/5 play EAX 4? (it is supposed to support it).

    I'm trying to play Rome I Total War and Medieval 2 Total War and neither will let me use my Sound Blaster Audigy Rx/5's EAX features it says "The sound provider could not be contacted, this could be due to a lack of hardware support." However, I know for a fact my current Audigy at least...
  4. Ancient_Fox

    [SOLVED] Any Sound Card for EAX Experts ? | Building Legacy WinXP Gaming PC and I am confused about 'Creative' EAX Sound Cards and which to get

    TLDR at the end... ! I know how much some of you don't like to read essays :) Hello! First of all, many thanks for reading and any help in advance. Longer thorough explanations are welcome. As the title suggests, I am building myself (and my son) a Legacy WinXP Gaming PC. Sadly I didnt want to...
  5. buster108

    Question Best option for using speakers with a pc monitor ?

    Currently moving into a small student room and looking to get a 27 inch (ish) monitor (or TV) as anything bigger wouldn't really fit in this area. My bookshelf size speakers are wharfedale diamond 220s, with a Cambridge audio a300 amp. What's my best option in regards to the sound card/aux...
  6. Question Mic is never getting any audio input in Windows?

    I moved my Laptop's 120gb SSD which has a Windows install on it to a new PC just to work on things with a full desktop. I've bought a: USB mic, a gaming headset with a built in mic, an additional cheap clip on mic, and a USB sound card to connect to it. I've verified that all these devices...
  7. D

    [SOLVED] Sounds Blaster Audigy 2 ZS in 2021?

    Is the Audigy 2 ZS card worth using instead of onboard chip today for watching TV, music, and games on the newer boards and the ones made in the last 10 years? I was given two cards for free and thought of putting them in my two PC. One is from 2010 and one from 2016. Also, I have two sets of...
  8. R

    [SOLVED] Sound Card Reccomendations

    Due to a motherboard issue that may or may not be my fault, I have decided that I need to invest in a sound card. I don't need anything nice, but I literally have no idea where to even start looking. Do I get like an external USB situation? Do I fill up my second PCIE slot with something...
  9. M

    [SOLVED] How to get an extra audio port (splitter, sound card, new case or usb adapter)

    Years ago, while reinstalling parts on my Thermaltake Chaser A31 PC case, I broke the headphone/mic cable for the front face of the case so, at the front, only the USB ports work nowadays. Thanks to this I'm left with just the audio ports of the motherboard (a MSI Z270 SLI PLUS) at the back of...
  10. L

    [SOLVED] Dynamic XLR Microphone connect to PC

    Hi guys, I always used some cheap mic or my laptop's built-in one but lately had a lot of problem with the volume, background noises and stuff. I use my mic only for voice chat with friends, especially nowdays when everybody is home but i am always too quiet or have problem with the background...
  11. parapala23

    [SOLVED] Are USB sound Card OK?

    My old restored PC integrated Sound Card suddenly stop working I already tried to update the driver and even format my PC still not working I have 1 slot of PCIE but I will use it for Sata Controller so that it can support Sata 3.0 for my SSD so my only option is either to spend money for repair...
  12. hardtrbl

    [SOLVED] 3.5mm output jack doesn't work

    Problem: When I plug in my headphones into the 3.5mm sound output jack in the front of the cabinet, nothing happens. Only the jack at the back of the cabinet works for sound output. Can someone guide me as to how to connect the front jack to the onboard sound card? Configuration: Cabinet...
  13. V

    [SOLVED] Asus Xonar DG sound card line in/microphone buzzing and crackling

    Hi everyone! As the title of the thread says, I've got a problem with my Asus Xonar DG sound card. Line in and microphone recordings have a slight buzzing and crackling pattern ON THE LEFT CHANNEL based on the usage of the Pc. It goes like this: when i stress the CPU the overall noise of the...
  14. D

    [SOLVED] Is the Scarlett Solo 3rd gen a good affordable interface to use as a sound card

    I am currently using JBL LSR 308 directly plugged in to my pc and I'm trying to further improve the audio quality. I need a balanced audio interface which will output clear audio with minimal interference and use the speakers to there potential. Would a Scarlett solo be a good choice for me...
  15. Ryster_117

    Question Cannot install drivers for Asus Strix Raid DLX sound card ?

    Like I said I am unable to install the drivers for my Strix Raid DLX sound card that I installed earlier today. Took me 7 hours just to get audio to come through the control box and then I lost it again. I have no actual control of the audio because the drivers from both the cd and website both...
  16. RAII

    [SOLVED] Asus Essence STX II - Power Connector (4-pin Molex)

    Hello, I have a pretty weird question: Is there a way for me to test if the Asus Essence STX II is properly connected to my power supply? For some reason that 4-pin Molex slot is incredibly hard to connect with the female pin. I don't know why, but it seems to take unbelievable amounts of force...
  17. J

    [SOLVED] Can I add a PCI 2 card to a computer with only PCI E slots?

    I've been getting into music production and my dad gave me this old MIDI expansion card for my PC that he payed a forture for back in the early 2000s. This would be great, but at the moment I've got a B-350 motherboard which has no PCI 3 slots and this is a PCI 3 card. This is probably not...
  18. EdenY

    Question Will an internal sound card help with Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X electric sound?

    Hi, I have a Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X motherboard with Intel i7-9700K I have the same issue described here: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/gigabyte-z390-gaming-x-making-an-electric-buzz-sound.3531617 As I don't wish to replace the motherboard, I'm thinking about getting the following...
  19. [SOLVED] White noise/hissing from in-ear headphones

    Hello, I have KZ ZSN PRO earphones. I'm listening to music from Spotify on my Lenovo P2 Android phone. My ears are so sensitive that I can't stand the disturbing distortion. When it is too quiet and I lowered down the volume, it is more unbearable. The hissing is less when I plug it to my PC...
  20. G

    Question What's the latest or best PCI sound card?

    I have an older PC with a motherboard that still has an old PCI slot on it. I only occasionally use this PC these days but I was looking to give it a bit of an upgrade here and there. I was looking into a sound card for it since the motherboard audio isn't that great these days. However, it's a...
  21. T

    [SOLVED] Can I use a sound card with a desktop amplifier at the same time? Is there any reason not to?

    I recently purchased a pair of 250 ohm headphones, I currently have a reasonably old sound blaster z sound card, whilst this is working fine with my headphones I was thinking about buying a desktop amp just for convenience as well as the fact I am looking to build myself a new pc in the coming...
  22. D

    [SOLVED] should I buy Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2?

    I have HyperX Cloud Stinger which I'm using since more than 2 years, and thinking about getting a new headphone. Sellers are offering Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 for less than 100$, but I'm unsure about their performance compared to the compitition in same price range. P.S: I dont have a sound card...
  23. X

    [SOLVED] How to make V Moda's sound better on PC?

    I have a pair of V Moda LP 2's, i love bass and nice crisp rich audio. I had that with a Blue Snowball for audio in Discord and other games. I thought getting Steelseries Arctis Pro's + the DAC and built in Sabre soundcard would be better quality, which they are louder, the bass is much cleaner...
  24. D

    [SOLVED] Max Volume Still Somewhat Low

    Hi all, I recently purchased the Phillips X2HRs from Amazon. They sound great and the experience is fine as is but for games, some music, and even discord is a lot quieter than it was on my Corsair Void headset. I've tried reinstalling the audio drivers, fussing with the audio enhancements...
  25. L

    Question Creative Sound Blaster G3 vs. Creative Sound BlasterX G1

    Hi all, I do not know much about audio, do these sound cards both have DACs and AMPs that perform similarly aside from the features? Are there any better, or similar performing external sound cards for a lower price? (USD)
  26. Anub100

    Question Does my wireless headphone use my motherboards sound card

    I have a wireless headphone (hyper x cloud flight). It uses usb. Does it use my on board sound card? Or i have to buy a DAC that has usb so i can plug my headphones usb dongle there. Im planning to buy a good motherboard x570 that has alc1220. I just want to know if my headphones will be using...
  27. A

    Question Can I connect a PCI soundcard to a laptop's ExpressCard slot or eSata slot?

    Hello! I have an M-Audio Delta 1010LT PCI sound card (Here's a review so you can see it - https://www.gearslutz.com/board/reviews/715065-m-audio-delta-1010lt.html) which is in my now very tired Dell T3400 workstation, which since the upgrade to Windows 10 can't really cope anymore. I'd like to...
  28. Chess of confusion

    Question Just a question about sound cards

    Can all sound cards work in all PCs, so what's happened my front panel 3.5 mm jack is the only port that works my MIC, it's all sound PC integrated. l feel that the pins inside, have all lifted up because, when i put my MIC jack inside it's only comes out my right speaker. I have to hold...
  29. R

    [SOLVED] Creative Soundblaster G6 optical and USB?

    Recently I've been looking into getting the creative soundblaster g6. However I'm wondering, if it is possible, to run it both optical and by USB because my motherboard has a optical output but no input. I am only wondering about this because I've heard that it improves quality greatly if you...
  30. P

    [SOLVED] Sound BlasterX AE-5 vs high quality DAC

    Hi, I currently have a Gaming PC with a dedicated sound card, the Sound BlasterX AE-5 and a pair of Edifier audiophile grade stereo speakers along with the Sennheiser HD 600 headphones. I was wondering if it'd be worth it to get a high quality DAC in order to get a superior sound quality vs...
  31. [SOLVED] Is my ASUS STRIX RAID PRO 7.1 Sound Card Compatible with my Asus Z97M-PLUS Motherboard?

    Hi there, I was just hoping if anyone would be able to tell me if the "ASUS STRIX RAID PRO 7.1 Channel PCI-Express Sound Card" is compatible with my Motherboard. The Manufacturer of my Motherboard is "ASUSTek COMPUTER INC." and its model is "Z97M-PLUS". I'm running Win 7 x64. Thanks for the help!
  32. Z

    [SOLVED] DT 770 Pro

    I've been using basic razer gaming headset for a long but i wanted to change that and get a DT 770 pro 250 ohm but it will be using for gaming, music and stuff like that. but i don't want to spend much on an amp or doc. can i get suggestions for a sound card that isn't expensive and gets the...
  33. NiskaOfTheAI

    Question Dell Optiplex 790 sound cards

    I was looking at some renewed Dell Optiplex 790's as an option of replacement for my old (which has decided that it's time for everything to quit) and I wondered, what in your experience is the best sound card option for it? Many reviewers of the products said it was best to add one, but...
  34. D

    Question Windows is not detecting my sound card on regular start up

    Hi, I recently purchased a Sound Blaster Z with a digital output to boost my Logitech z906 5.1 Surround System. Thing is, the card has given me all sorts of troubles, from no sound to no detection from Windows 10 upon startup. When it's not detected, disconnecting the power cord and waiting for...
  35. amjadh678

    [SOLVED] Any Good comes with continuing My Sound Card?

    Currently I own a Gygabyte H81M-S board with i3 4150 CPU.. I bought a Xonar SE sound card which has an S1220A codec and the card is working flawlessly.. I have saved up some money over some time so that this year I can finally get my self my dream CPU 9900k and 2070 Super along with an ASUS...
  36. lxstuart

    Question Audio setup on new build PC?

    Hi, I have some questions regarding the sound setup on a new build. New build will be using the ROG Strix X570-E motherboard which has onboard S1220A codec Speakers are my old Logitech Z 5500, which I usually connect via optical cable. Most of the time however, I use my Sennheiser PC 363D...
  37. Insane Potatoz

    [SOLVED] Need B450m Motherboard that can fit Wifi and a sound card

    I'm doing an editing build, and I need a motherboard that will support the Ryzen 7 2700. It needs to have 802.11ac / WiFi 5, and It needs to have a PCIE x1 slot for a sound card. I'm also putting a GTX 1650 super in here. Any Ideas on how to get a motherboard like this? I've seen things like the...
  38. Mind_Blocker10

    [SOLVED] PC audio plays through microphone

    I recently got a sound card (Sound Blaster Audigy Rx) and whenever i play music or have other audio going to my headphones. When looking at something that shows the audio level that even when my mic is muted the audio still goes though.
  39. S

    [SOLVED] Av reciever Pioneer vsx-323-k vs Sound Blaster AE-7

    Hello, I want to upgrade my audio setup. I would like to know which device will send better signal to my 5.1 speakers. I have a possibility to buy second hand AV reciever Pioneer vsx-323-k or I'm thinking of buying new AE-7 Sound blaster sound card. Which will produce better quality of sound...
  40. indianajune1

    Question Is there a way to add surround capability to a Motherboard ???

    I know this isn’t wholly a motherboard question but don’t know where else to post: my motherboard the Asus Apex IX came with only stereo sound since it’s an extreme overclocking board and they figure people don’t care. I’d like to add surround but my graphics card is a three slot so it...